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UK to pull out diplomatic staff
London, May 22
Britain said today it was to pull more than 150 diplomatic staff out of Pakistan with immediate effect because of security threats. As many as 130 staff were being withdrawn from Islamabad and at least 26 from Karachi, foreign Secretary Jack Straw said in a statement. AFP


A Pakistani policeman and a paramilitary soldier stand guard outside the British High Commission (embassy) in Islamabad on Wednesday. Britain said on Wednesday a series of threats against its interests in Pakistan prompted a decision to withdraw a large number of diplomats and warnings to its nationals living and working in the country to leave. Reuters

A Pakistani policeman and a paramilitary soldier stand guard outside the British High Commission
 

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